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Copper and bronze mask, 'Coricancha Sun' - Hand Made Archaeological Bronze and Copper Mask Curate

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Hand Made Archaeological Bronze and Copper Mask, "Coricancha Sun"

This dazzling mask represents Inti, the Inca god of the sun, inspired by the... more

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This dazzling mask represents Inti, the Inca god of the sun, inspired by the image adorning Coricancha Temple (also Sun Temple). Architecturally this temple is not as impressive as others in the Cuzco Imperial City, but it was the most important to the ancient Inca as it was built to revere their supreme deity. Archeologists would only be allowed in after having fasted, be barefoot, and carry a heavy load on their backs as symbol of humbleness. Angel Franco makes several adaptations as he designs this wonderful version. Working with copper and bronze, he crafts the mask by hand.

  • 0.11 kgs
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 0.5 cm H x 18.5 cm Diam.
  • 0.2" H x 7.25" Diam.

  • Copper and bronze
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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"Metal work has been part of Peruvian culture since before the Incas. It is an inheritance that my father taught me and I have taught my children. In our workshop, we make many replicas of Inca and traditional Peruvian art. We use brass, copper and silver like our ancestors did. This keeps our culture alive."

Angel still supports most of his family. He provides for his own wife and the wife of his eldest son. He pays for the education of his children. His Novica sales enable him to do so, providing a steady source of income for the family.

Angel Franco has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $600 and the most recent for $2000. Proceeds were used to invest in a bulk purchase of bronze and copper for his metalwork.

Angel has four children. His eldest son is unable to pay for the education of his two daughters. Angel provides for his granddaughters' education.

This artist is an elder master and continues to actively practice their craft.

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"Conversation starter"

The Inti mask has a contemplative gaze, and displays the beautiful style of ancient Peruvian artists, as well as Sr. Franco's modern skills. I received several positive comments from people seeing the mask the first week I had it hung up.

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"Unique, aesthetic presence"

Creative design and capable work with fine bronze details.

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4 Testimonials for Angel Franco

Angel's craftsmanship is astounding; I will have to purchase from him again!


Bello, Bellissimo my Luky Tumy looks great on my wall. The quality is excellent. Complimenti Angel Patric Lusenti


Portland, Oregon